It’s time for government action on the canola file, according to the leader of the opposition. Canada needs an ambassador in Beijing and should immediately increase the funds available to farmers under the Advance Payments Program (APP), says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. More than a month has passed since China banned imports of canola seed […] Read more
Chicken, turkey and egg producers say a big hit is coming and the federal government needs to help them adapt. They’re facing increased imports allowed under a series of trade deals negotiated by the federal government and say a big-picture approach is needed. That was the message Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC), Turkey Farmers of […] Read more
No new changes are coming to the use of neonicotinoids in Canada. There will be no new significant restrictions beyond those announced last year, Health Canada said April 10 in its final decision on its review of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The department said it will proceed with cancelling some uses of the products and […] Read more
The National Farmed Animal Care Council (NFACC) will receive up to $4.56 million from the Canadian Agriculture Partnership to update important livestock care codes including the controversial animal transport one. The funding was announced by Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and will also be used by NFACC to update its dairy and goat care codes and […] Read more
With an eye-catching button and a pledge for politicians to sign, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture has kicked off its Producing Prosperity in Canada initiative. It aims to make it into a key talking point during the October federal election campaign. Producing Prosperity is aimed at building political support in all parties for policies that […] Read more
The federal government intends to launch a five-year, $67.8-million process to modernize its regulations in the agri-food and other sectors. The process, set out in the 2019 budget, comes in response to repeated criticisms of the regulatory burden facing Canadians. Last fall the agri-food strategy roundtable called for “an agile regulatory system that promotes the […] Read more
Talks on how supply-managed commodities can adjust to expanded import access to Canada under recent trade deals are proceeding slowly but industry isn’t worried just yet. Back on Oct. 29, the federal government announced Agriculture Canada would create three working groups to help the dairy and poultry sectors. By early February there had been a handful […] Read more
Rural Canada will see the rollout this year of several programs to raise awareness of mental health issues, the Commons agriculture committee has been told. 4-H Canada will launch a healthy living initiative in three phases to support the mental and physical well-being of its members across Canada, Erin Smith, interim CEO and director of […] Read more
A last-minute amendment to a Fisheries bill is endangering the cattle industry across Canada. The rules change could see producers accused of destroying fish habitat and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is calling on senators to further amend the bill when they study it. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association said in a note it sent to MPs […] Read more
Canadian dairy farmers are getting smaller when it comes to their impact on the environment, says a study done for Dairy Farmers of Canada by Groupe AGECO. The Canadian dairy sector has achieved one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world and every litre of milk it produces creates one-third of the greenhouse gas […] Read more
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